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sphinx313
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Registered: ‎02-12-2011
Good TL Student Loans....pay them off or are/will they help?

I have 2 student loans totalling just under $8,000. I have to start paying on them in January, and they are currently reporting as "pays as agreed". My question is, I have a very unique opportunity to pay these off in February...completely, or atleast very close to completely. Should I? 1 has an interest rate of 3.5% and the other 6.5%. The approximate monthly cost will be $80 which is terribly easy for me to afford. So, I don't believe these count toward my utilization...correct me if I am wrong. Will paying them off do anything other than relieve me of the debt/monthly payment or will keeping them open a few years first prove tasty to my credit score?



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Shogun
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Registered: ‎04-15-2011
Re: Good TL Student Loans....pay them off or are/will they help?

I'd pay them off if it were me.  No chance of anything going wrong and no interest.


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